IRS Notice CP87B – Verify You are Not Someone’s Dependent

Another taxpayer has filed a tax return listing your Social Security Number (SSN) as one of their dependents.

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Type of notice: Return accuracy

Most common tax problem area: Return and account problems

Other tax problem areas: Tax identity theft

Why you received IRS Notice CP87B

  1. You filed a tax return claiming yourself as an exemption.
  2. Someone else filed a tax return claiming you as a dependent.
  3. You need to clarify whether someone else is entitled to claim you on their tax return.

Your options to address IRS Notice CP87B

  1. Provide the documentation requested.
  2. Clear up an account error.

Notice deadline: N/A

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Tax Identity Theft

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